butters at January 4th, 2005 04:22 — #1
Anyone who is familiar with GDNet should check out this link:
Make sure to follow the hyperlink on the site. You will not believe your eyes!
baldurk at January 4th, 2005 05:16 — #2
I seriously hope you're joking.
If you look at the source for that "informative" page, you'll see the link is such:
(a few %20s removed here)
(Again a few %20s removed)%20%20 target=_blank>
the file errpermission.asp file displays whatever message is passed in the GET parameters. For example:
See the truth on Gamedev's own page!
If that's a joke, it's not a funny one. It's called slander.
butters at January 4th, 2005 05:36 — #3
I don't really follow what you're talking about, but if it is a joke, then I think it's hillarious!
chris at January 4th, 2005 07:05 — #4
bljashinsky at January 4th, 2005 08:14 — #5
It's obviously a fake, and it's not funny at all. I'm sure it's illegal to do that and the forum shouldn't such acts to be broadcasted through it. Since I'm new here I'm not sure what the punishment is, but does the forum punish this type of behavior?
anubis at January 4th, 2005 08:25 — #6
it's being discussed at the moment
chris at January 4th, 2005 08:44 — #7
I think Butters simply fell for it. It'll teach him to look thoroughly at such things next time.
I'm not sure what "hillarious joke" means (I'm not english, you see) but I find such fakes disgusting. If anyone should take action, it's the folks at gamedev.
This thread should be closed along with a clear statement that the linked page is a fake.
butters at January 4th, 2005 08:45 — #8
Hey don't look at me it's not my site, I just posted the link
chris at January 4th, 2005 09:04 — #9
But your intention isn't clear to me. Did you find it funny, a good joke ? Did you believe it ? Oh, asking that when everything has been cleared doesn't yield any value.
butters at January 4th, 2005 09:09 — #10
I believed it at first, because I simply wasn't paying attention to the address bar when I clicked the link.
trident at January 4th, 2005 10:45 — #11
They just patched it. No more "you cannot view this page because Baldurk is a God"...
baldurk at January 4th, 2005 10:50 — #12
I notice now that the website linked in the OP, http://gamedev.r8.org, is no longer active. r8.org is a dynamic DNS service which means that it will redirect to an IP. Luckily, I noted down that IP while the site was still up. It also happens to match Butters IP.
Butters, you are a liar. You said the site is not yours, however it is hosted on your IP. That cannot be a coincidence. Given that the site just went down, I took the liberty of saving a mirror and putting it here.
I contacted Dave Astle on Gamedev.net, and he has fixed this page which can potentially be abused.